diablo 3's story was not as ridiculously cheesy/cliched as starcraft 2's...
starcraft 2 lacked any sort of focus or character development, and every character was cookie cutter
No kidding bro. At least Deckard Cain or Tyrael had more personality than either Jim Raynor (From B.A. hero in SC1 to a bland, drunk feel-sorry-fo-himself coward in SC2) or Tychus (just yuck) ever had.
What a joke. I sincerely hope the staff is reading and compiling user comments. Some of us have been playing since the mid nineties and I for one have seen quality diminish just these past 7-8 years. Diablo 3 was the game that really *proved* this to me and now, now I know I'll need to be a little more careful and a little less trusting in the future.
I'm going to wait a good 3-4 months for the full story to come out of HotS and for the hype to die down before committing to it. The vetting process is much needed since I can no longer simply assume that these games are going to be any good.
For example: There's a reason I drove to Best Buy at nine in the morning the day The Frozen Throne came out (because I assumed it would be good and it turned out I was right). But now? Now I'll wait for the review process from the gaming community at large and if it turns out the story line of HotS is just as lacking as WoL was then I'm not even going to bother.